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US ELECTION: California Electoral Votes Seals Biden’s Victory

United States Electoral College  on Monday designated Joe Biden the winner of the Nov. 3 election, with California casting its 55 votes to put the former vice president over the 270 threshold needed to ensure his victory.

Biden is expected to amass 306 votes to President Trump’s 232 by the time Hawaii votes at 7 p.m. eastern time.

The president-elect will speak an hour later about the Electoral College votes.

The final tally from the 50 states and the District of Columbia will be tallied at a joint session of Congress on Jan. 6.

The vote, set by law to occur on the first Monday after the second Wednesday in December, usually occurs with little fanfare every four years, but Trump’s refusal to concede and challenges of the result by Trump’s legal teams and Republicans allies have put renewed focus on the democratic process.

Laws in 32 states and the District of Columbia require electors to vote for the candidate who won the popular vote in their state, and 17 states allow electors to vote for their choice.

The Constitution gives each state a number of electoral votes based on its congressional delegation of two senators plus representatives in the House.

Other than Maine and Nebraska, states give all of their votes to the winner of the popular vote in their state.

 

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